The Video Game Industry's Estimated Worth Is $159.3 Billion

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The video gaming industry is estimated to be worth an astonishing $159.3 Billion in 2020, an increase of 9.3% from 2019 and as Dota recently boasted a top prize of $34.3m for its US tournament , plenty of Americans are now looking to start a career in gaming.

So, whether you're in it for the fun, or money, where are the best (and worst) areas to be a gamer in the US right now?

Slotsource.com has been looking at career opportunities, gaming facilities per area, internet connection and more to calculate the best areas to be a gamer in this US and the results are in.

Take a look at the below to see how your area ranks for gaming and whether you need to put down your controller, pack up your things and move elsewhere.

California revealed as best place to be a gamer in 2021

California is top of the list with two areas in the state – Harbour city and Millbrae - taking the first and second spot. Not far behind is the East side of the US, with New Jersey donning three spots in the top five.

Discover the top 10 areas below to find out which areas own the top spots:

Rank

City

State

Internet Speed (MBPS)

Online searches for 'video games'

Current number of gaming jobs per area

Number of gaming facilities / things to do in the area

1

Harbor City - LA

California

917.77

73

258

49

2

Millbrae

California

924.06

73

153

32

3

Garwood

New Jersey

857.45

73

66

87

4

Cranford

New Jersey

778.13

73

66

107

5

Oceanport

New Jersey

851.24

73

1

101

T6

Danville

California

892.75

73

79

40

T6

Pottstown

Pennsylvania

841.27

69

3

104

T7

Hartford

Connecticut

841.93

71

2

93

T7

East Rutherford

New Jersey

749.85

73

66

90

8

West Des Moines

Iowa

808.36

100

2

12

9

Santa Fe Springs

California

610.18

73

241

54

10

El Segundo

California

672.92

73

201

49

 

Illinois revealed as the worst place to be a gamer

If you play COD for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are thinking of moving to Illinois, think again. Illinois cities are taking up the two worst spots for gamers in the US, specifically Villa Park and Libertyville. Yikes!

Discover the areas to avoid below:

Rank

City

State

Internet Speed (MBPS)

Online searches for 'video games'

Current number of gaming jobs per area

Number of gaming facilities / things to do in the area

69

Williamston

South Carolina

595.43

65

1

27

68

Wimberley

Texas

662.37

66

0

20

67

Minnetonka

Minnesota

615.81

69

13

28

T66

Roanoke

Texas

619.29

66

5

41

T66

Lebanon

Nebraska

698.49

71

0

0

65

Gurley

Alabama

686.63

67

1

18

T64

Irwin

Pennsylvania

665.54

69

2

19

T64

Purcellville

Virginia

615.58

68

2

40

63

Boydton

Virginia

641.58

68

0

34

62

Newtonville

Massachusetts

648.78

69

19

23

 

 

You can view the full report by Slotsource.com here: https://www.slotsource.com/best-areas-for-gamers

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